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Pantanal Pact – 20 down, 5 to go!

A week celebrating the environment finishes on a massive high in Brazil with the news that 20 mayors signed up to the Pantanal Pact. Along with these commitments, WWF, the Mato Grosso state government and six other institutions also signed on the dotted line. Not bad going for an event that wasn’t even on our […]

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Reserva do Cabaçal, Mato Grosso. © Anastasia Taylor-Lind / WWF UK

Pantanal Pact, on the right track!

It’s almost six months to the day since I raised a glass to celebrate Pantanal Day. I’ve been lucky enough to get back out to Brazil to work directly with my Brazilian colleagues and have seen the work we are doing to safeguard this amazing wetland go from strength to strength. I wanted to share […]

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Water shortages in the Pantanal’s headwaters: unthinkable?

It seems absurd that a region abundant in fresh water, located in the fertile headwaters of Brazil’s Pantanal, would face water supply problems, but this has become the sad reality for Tangará da Serra municipality. In Tangará’s Triângulo District, for at least three months, hundreds of families have been without water. Water pumps have stopped […]

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World Wetlands Day

Five stories from our world’s wetlands

Happy World Wetlands Day! Our wetlands are essential for life, they’re home to a variety of wildlife, help prevent flooding, store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change and protect our coastlines. But did you know that more than a billion people make a living from wetlands across the world?  Wetlands provide livelihoods, from fishing and […]

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World Pantanal Day

‘Water Stories’ from the world’s largest wetland – The Pantanal

Happy Pantanal Day! It’s a wetland that borders Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, that’s the size of Belgium, Portugal and Switzerland – no wonder it needs its own day of celebration. In the second part of a Q and A series with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz we explore what makes this beautiful place unique, the challenges it […]

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World Wetlands Day

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Today, WWF are celebrating World Wetlands Day and are taking a tour across the globe to look at the key wetland areas being protected under the HSBC Water Programme. Wetlands are land areas saturated in water and for most people, the term wetlands may conjure up images of stagnant water bodies. Yet our world’s wetlands […]

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Jaguar in the Pantanal © Anthony B.Rath_WWF Pantanal Day

Raise a glass (of water) to the Pantanal

Happy Pantanal Day! I think it’s fitting that such an amazing place has its own special day; a wetland the size of Belgium, Switzerland, Holland and Portugal combined – the world’s largest – definitely deserves to be celebrated! This huge floodplain is home to an incredible array of species with over 5000 recorded to date.  […]

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